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Safety Tips for New Drivers

Receiving a probationary driving license is both a much anticipated and exciting time for young drivers. Unfortunately, it can also be a very stressful time due to outside factors, such as other drivers, hectic traffic, distractions, such as cell phones, and pedestrians. Ford conducted a survey concluding that young drivers often speed and use their

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Drunk Driving Fatalities Lower in States with Tighter Laws

A study done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that when state alcohol policies are more restrictive, there are fewer fatalities involving drunk driving. Although many states have increased their drunk driving laws, the study indicates that policies effecting consumption tend to reduce excessive drinking. These policies need to be implemented along

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Lightning Safety When Working Outdoors

Outdoor workers are exposed to various hazards throughout the year, but summer lightning is a major threat. Each year, approximately 50 people suffer fatal injuries from lightning strikes, and hundreds of others will suffer permanent harm. Many fatalities and disabilities are avoidable if proper precautions are taken. During the summer months, workers and their supervisors

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Combustible Dust

Many workers are not aware that there are fire and explosion hazards posed by many different combustible dusts. Metals like aluminum and magnesium, along with wood, coal, plastic, sugar, flour, paper, and certain textile materials, can pose a fire or explosion hazard when present in fine dust. These dusts can be found in several industries,

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Click It or Ticket Program Underway

If wearing your seat belt is not part of your driving routine, you are breaking the law. While law enforcement officials usually do not pull drivers over just for seat belt infractions, that was not the case during National Click It or Ticket week in the United States, which occurred in late May. Over one

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Fight Continues for Legislation for Younger Truck Drivers

Recently, two U.S. Representatives introduced the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy (DRIVE-Safe) Act, which proposes to lower the age requirement for obtaining an interstate commercial driver’s license. Proponents of the DRIVE-Safe Act argue that this legislation will address the driver shortage for moving commerce in the United States. Additionally, they claim this legislation will

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Playground Accidents

When a playground is not fenced in or there are no signs indicating who is permitted on the playground, it can be expected that many children will enter and use the playground. Recently, playgrounds have started posting the appropriate age level for the available equipment. This is a factor to consider if a lawsuit is

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DWI Dismissals on the Rise

Most people think of drunk driving when a person is driving while intoxicated (DWI), but a DWI violation can involve any intoxicating substance and can cause catastrophic car accidents. Most people with a DWI charge will be convicted, however, over the past 10 years, the rate of convictions has gone down from about 85 percent

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